Jabra Elite 7 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony WF C500See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Jabra Elite 7 Pro||Sony WF C500|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP57||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|waterproof depth rating||1meters||✗|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||6mm||5.8mm|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||10hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||9meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||8only||2only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|highest mic frequency||8000Hz||✗|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✗|
|has in/on-ear detection||✓||✗|
|has find earbuds feature||✓||✗|
|supports fast charging||✓||✓|
|has a mute function||✓||✓|
|control panel placed on a device||✓||✓|
|has voice prompts||✓||✓|
|travel bag is included||✓||✓|
|See price on Amazon||See price on Amazon|
Ingress protection ratings is the level of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Sony WF C500's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared to the Sony WF C500, Jabra Elite 7 Pro have a rating of IP57 meaning that ingress of dust is not totally prevented but dust does not enter in harmful quantities to interfere with the correct operation or impair safety and that of liquids is that, Jabra Elite 7 Pro has a higher liquid rating than Sony WF C500
Sony WF C500 have a weight of 10.8g . We consider a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro, at 10.8g have the same weight as the Sony WF C500
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Sony WF C500 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a major difference since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds .
Jabra Elite 7 Pro also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires linking the 2 earbuds .
Sony WF C500 have sweat resistance
Jabra Elite 7 Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Sony WF C500 have stereo speakers, what this means is that Sony WF C500's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Jabra Elite 7 Pro and Sony WF C500 have stereo speakers
Jabra Elite 7 Pro are rated 1meters any depth more than that they will be damaged. Devices that can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming.
ANC utilises advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
The Sony WF C500 sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down background sounds and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that they reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
Sony WF C500 have a unit size of 5.8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, its size corellates with the sound produced by the earbuds.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro driver unit is 6mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Sony WF C500 by 0.2mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
The Sony WF C500's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
Sony WF C500's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio device makes high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal treble
The Sony WF C500 have neodymium magnets, when used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help generate music at quite a high SPL, using high magnetic flux.
Sony WF C500's battery life is 10 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro's battery life is less than that of Sony WF C500 by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the Sony WF C500's case is said to have a charge of 10 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro's charging case has a battery life of 24 hours, more than that of Sony WF C500 by 14 hours
It requires 2.5 hours to fully charge the Sony WF C500's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a supported charging pad.
The Sony WF C500 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro too have a battery level indicator, these enable you determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Sony WF C500 use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Sony WF C500 have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Sony WF C500 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Sony WF C500 have a 9meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, longer than that of Sony WF C500 by 1meters
Sony WF C500 support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sony WF C500 will work fine with your iPad. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
Sony WF C500 have 2 microphones.
While the Jabra Elite 7 Pro microphones are 8, more than that of Sony WF C500 by 6 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro's highest mic frequency is 8000Hz, high frequencies are best for picking up treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its upper limiting frequency.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing them
Jabra Elite 7 Pro support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Jabra Elite 7 Pro have a find earbuds feature.
Sony WF C500 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge a device.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
Sony WF C500 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro also have this function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The Sony WF C500, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro also have a control panel on them.
Sony WF C500 have a warranty period of 1 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
Sony WF C500 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
Sony WF C500 come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them in your pockets without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.